Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Kenya: 12 elephants wiped out by poachers in 1 day
January 2013. An entire family of twelve elephants, including a two month old calf, have been slaughtered by poachers. All the carcasses were riddled with bullet wounds and all the tusks had been removed. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers are Monday on tracking the poaching gang that is believed to carted off ivory from eleven of the elephants. The poaching incident occurred at Bisadi area of Tsavo East National Park. The gang is being pursued by a strong team of foot, canine and aerial units.